The Lutterworth Railway Society was brought about by a group of people who were enrolled in railway talks at the local community college in Lutterworth. They wanted their group to continue when the talks ended and the Lutterworth Railway Society was formed in 1972.
Steam locomotives were being scrapped at this time. It had become apparent that engines were being cut up and disappearing at an alarming rate. However action groups were being set up around the country to save as many as possible especially those who still had some useful life left in them.One of the engines being saved was GWR Witherslack Hall No 6990.
The society members got together to raise money (several hundred Pounds) to save her from the breakers yard at Barry and get her transported to GCR so she could be refurbished.The loco arrived there in 1975 and the preservation project was successful. The engine is now undergoing a second heavy overhaul at Loughborough GCR.
Since then the society has continued and now runs its own series of talks annually, members still support many preservation groups,and the society has a successful modelling section.